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#1 OFFLINE   ESA1178

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

Anybody recommend the Channel Master CM-2020 antenna?
Along with a preamp. For long range digital?

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#2 OFFLINE   Jim5506

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

It depends entirely on what you mean by "long range digital".

First - there is no such thing as a "digital" antenna - an antenna is an antenna is an antenna.

Now, TV reception and especially digital reception is more of an art than a science, so within certain parameters it is usually governed by trial and error.

CM rates this antenna for reception up to 60 miles. That would be over flat, level (is that a redundancy) ground with no obstructions.

I consider this CM2020 to be a midrange antenna, not a long range antenna.

If you are in the LA area and have a view from 60, maybe more, miles away of Mt. Wilson, this antenna will probably work for you.

As a general rule the larger the antenna is, the more elements it has, the further it can receive stations.

Channel master has quite a few larger antennas that would get more signal out of the thin air than the CM2020, and If you are looking at VHF high /UHF combo antennas Winegard makes a complete line of them from the HD7694 to the HD7698 which is a monster, all of which are stronger at collecting signal than the CM2020.
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#3 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

Not knowing where you are, if you are in So Cal you probably don't need an antenna that big. I live 55 miles from Mt. Wilson and an indoor antenna works surprisingly well.
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#4 OFFLINE   Jim5506

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

Stable OTA reception from 55 miles with an indoor antenna is truly remarkable.
Tuners: Hopper 2000; Hopper w/Sling; 3 Joeys; Samsung SIR-T351; Accurian 6000;2 X HD TiVo; 2 X TiVo Series 2 Stand alone; Panasonic Showstopper 2000
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD

Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!




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